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Pushing through it.

Friday, January 06, 2012

This morning I woke up feeling awful.
I had a HORRIBLE migraine. It felt like someone was trying to crack my skull open like a walnut. From the top of my head down to the bridge of my nose, and across my face from ear to ear, nothing but horrible pain. I could barely open my eyes because even the dimmest light made my head feel like it was going to explode. I took some Excedrine Migraine, and it got much better. I still have some pain, but it definitely helped a lot. I knew it was coming, because of what time of month it is, so it wasn't too surprising. I'm also still dealing with the annoying abdominal pain, and my chronic vertigo was also acting up, so I was dizzy on top of all of these things.

I seriously didn't know how I was going to feed myself or my daughter today, let alone work out. Even when the pain was diminished, I was still weak and shaky. I've had a very rough couple of days. But, I told myself that I would put my running shoes on, and walk. If I walked for ten minutes, and still felt okay, I would jog. If I jogged for 16 minutes and still felt okay, I would jog for another 16 minutes, and so on. I ended having 20 minutes of fast paced walking, and a 37 minute jog. I never would have believed it this morning.

Here is a day where I had every excuse to sit on the couch and watch tv. To not get anything done. To skip my workout. But I didn't. And for that I am proud.

Motivation is so important in this battle. Part of what got me going was that my one month weigh in is on the 8th. Today and tomorrow are my "last chance" workout days for that. I want to have good numbers on the scale and the tape measure. I also want to be as healthy as I can get for my surgery on the 10th. I'm running out of time so I have to give it my all.

I'm proud of myself today. And although I still don't feel great, I think I'm in a better place mentally. I owe a big part of that to all of my spark friends who have been so supportive. You have all showed me so much kindness and compassion. I want to sincerely thank you for all that you have done for me.

Big hugs to all of you guys.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHASSYSUE2 1/7/2012 1:32AM

    Awesome job!!! You are an inspiration!!!

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XRSIZE18 1/7/2012 1:08AM

    Ha! I just wrote a blog about excuses and then I stopped by yours. We are so alike sometimes.

GREAT job deciding to get up off the couch and do something. It's amazing how our bodies will adjust when we truly push them. You're doing awesome. Fingers crossed for your weigh in.

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MARIE405 1/6/2012 6:01PM

    emoticon emoticon That is Great. I wish I could of done that. Had P.t today and I was hurting so bad in the ankle that I had a hard time just walking on it. Keep up the Great Work.

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    emoticon going on getting a workout in when you could have just vegged out on the couch all day! congrats on your running too. :) verrrrrry impressive stuff. :) so very proud of you. :)

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